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Phyllodytes wuchereri
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae
 
Species Description: Caramaschi, U., O. L. Peixoto, and M. T. Rodrigues. 2004.Revalidation and redescription ofPhyllodytes wuchereri(Peters, 1873) (Amphibia, Anura, Hylidae). Arquivos do Museu Nacional. Rio de Janeiro62:185_191.
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Brazil

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known from just three localities from sea level up to 400m asl in coastal Bahia State, north-eastern Brazil.

Habitat and Ecology

At São José da Vitória, this species was found in a hilly region of primary forest that had been selectively logged to be underplanted with cacao. Individuals were found in bromeliads grouped on trunks of large trees, at 6-8m above the ground. This species is presumed to breed by larval development in bromeliads, and is thus unlikely to be tolerant of habitat alteration.

Population

There is no information available on its population status.

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

It is probably threatened by the pressures on the Atlantic forest in which it occurs. This region has been subject to substantial deforestation and fragmentation due to historical logging and ongoing large-scale clearance for cattle pasture, and for crops such as sugar cane, coffee, cacao and exotic trees, as well as for smallholder agriculture.

Conservation Actions

This species is not known from any protected areas, although it might occur within the Reserva Biológica de Una.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was removed from the synonymy of Phyllodytes luteolus by Caramaschi et al. (2004).

Citation

Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues 2006. Phyllodytes wuchereri. In: IUCN 2014

 

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